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Foster Chapel

Foster Chapel and Cemetery, Jackson Co., West Virginia  Foster Chapel and Cemetery, Jackson Co., West Virginia  Foster Chapel and Cemetery, Jackson Co., West Virginia   Foster Chapel and Cemetery, Jackson Co., West Virginia
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County: Jackson
USGS Quad: Cottageville
Coordinates: 38.7552N  -81.7787W   Map
Maintained by: Trustees of the cemetery - contact is Genevieve Carney
Land owner: Trustees of the cemetery
Date added to WVCPA register: April 2007
Condition of cemetery**: Excellent (February 2007)
Accessibility: The cemetery is located on Foster Ridge, southwest of Ripley on County Road 32. While the Foster Ridge road is accessible from either the Rockcastle end or the Parchment Valley end of the ridge, the roadway is far more passable from the Parchment Valley end (closer to Ripley). Take the side road to the right (when traveling from Ripley through Parchment Valley) through the Sayre farm located directly below Mt. Moriah Chapel. Foster Ridge road goes up onto the ridge to the left shortly after you cross the bridge at the Sayre farm. The road condition right at that turn-off can look bad at times, particularly after a heavy rain, but there are a number of folks that live up on the ridge, and this end of the road is really in pretty good shape much of the year. At the cemetery itself, there is good room to park and turn around, and the cemetery itself is well-cared for and easy to walk through.

** Condition of cemetery as observed on the given date -
may not be representative of care at other times of the year
Scale: Excellent - Good - Fair - Poor - Abandoned

 

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Allen Basil         Source: Jackson County Cemeteries pp. 108-109
Allen Mary Ann 25 February 1936       Source: Jackson County Cemeteries pp. 108-109
Balch Dock Vining 7 February 1879 21 September 1924 [Son of Samuel and Martha Hannah Vining Balch]
"In Loving Memory"
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Balch Samuel  27 June 1841 19 July 1908 [Son of Cyrus Decator and Margaret Wakely Balch]
"Sargt. Co. K 2nd O.Reg. Heavy Artillery"
"Father"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
[Dau. of Timothy and Sina Jones Vining]
"Mother"
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Balch Martha Hannah Vining 3 June 1843 25 March 1911
Barnette Lester H. 1912 1984 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Barnette Goldie M. 1913 1981
Barr Hoyt R. 1914 1915 "Brother"
[Brother and sister - shared stone]
"Sister"
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Barr Iva Pearl 1921 1921
Barr Richard Lee 1955 1955 "Son of W.R., Jr. & Helen Barr" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Barr W.R., Jr. 1927 1965   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Barr William R. 1884 1933 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Barr Flora A. 1891 1988
Battrell John A. "Al" 1862 1940 "Father"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Mother"
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Battrell Rosa M. 1866 1951
Battrell W.E. 1893 1893 [Shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone
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Battrell J.D. 1895 1895
Battrell Pearl 1898 1937
Braham Charley O. 1896 1986   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Braham Bertha May 1901 1987   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Casto Elisha L. 1872 1949 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
[Cora is the dau. of Samuel and Martha Balch, and their graves are next to Cora and Elisha's]
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Casto Cora Belle 27 September 1876 21 April 1941
Casto Mary Parsons 8 August 1888 24 June 1913   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Davis Dennis Carol 19 November 1948       Source: Jackson County Cemeteries pp. 108-109
Davis Karen Jean 24 January 1952       Source: Jackson County Cemeteries pp. 108-109
Davis Luverna Kessel 10 July 1878 15 December 1955     Source: Jackson County Cemeteries pp. 108-109
Davis William 7 November 1879       Source: Jackson County Cemeteries pp. 108-109
Davis William Kessel, Jr. 23 April 1956       Source: Jackson County Cemeteries pp. 108-109
Davis William Kessel 20 January 1914       Source: Jackson County Cemeteries pp. 108-109
Donahue Dollie F. 1925 2001 [Note that the Casto Funeral Home marker reads "Dollie Donahue Shaffer" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Doyle Terence 2 February 1820 13 February 1897 "Aged 77 Ys. 11 Ds."
"Born in Ireland"
[Shared stone]
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Doyle Rebecca L. 3 January 1833  
Doyle  Moses B.   ___ March 18__? "Aged _Ys. 1M. 2Ds."?
[Barely legible inscription - Moses was the son of Terence and Rebecca Doyle, and was still living per the 1880 Federal Census taken on June 8, 1880 in this portion of Jackson County]
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Duffield Bertie G.   9 June 1897 [Dau. of Ernest and E. Duffield]   Source: Jackson County Cemeteries pp. 108-109
Frazier Rex Henry 28 December 1949 27 November 1985 "In Loving Memory" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Gandee Billy J. 1941 2001 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Gandee Betty L. 1944  
Garnes B. Maywood 1927 2000 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Married Aug. 3, 1951"
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Garnes Imogene  1934  
Garnes Belva Rose 1931 15 May 2010 [Death date from her obituary in the Charleston Daily Mail May 17, 2010] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Garnes Ernest Raymond 1936     Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Garnes Iva Bell 11 June 1899 13 April 1956 "Gone But Not Forgotten" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Garnes Joanna Marie 26 August 1973 26 August 1973 "Daughter" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Garnes Leroy F. 1925   [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Garnes Madaline V. 1925 1982
Garnes Orville Lee 1952 1976   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Garnes Orville Odell 1933 1934   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Garnes Robert M. 1901 1982   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Hanmores Kennie L. 1964 1964     Source: Jackson County Cemeteries pp. 108-109
Harpold Roxie Ann Donnelly 6 August 1835 29 January 1906 "Wife of Major Lemuel Harpold"
[Lemuel and Roxie donated the land on which this cemetery and church stand]
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Hill Sarah Ann Stewart 1854 1928   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Hoschar Alexander June 1868   [Son of Andrew K. Hoschar]   Source: Jackson County Cemeteries pp. 108-109
Hoschar Charles A. 15 March 1866   [Son of Andrew K. Hoschar]   Source: Jackson County Cemeteries pp. 108-109
Hoschar Charles Andrew 1894 1977 "PVT US ARMY WORLD WAR I"
"Let Our Father's Will Be Done"
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Hoschar Eliza August 1869       Source: Jackson County Cemeteries pp. 108-109
Hoschar Infant         Source: Jackson County Cemeteries pp. 108-109
Hoschar Infant         Source: Jackson County Cemeteries pp. 108-109
Hoschar James A. 1861   [Son of Andrew K. and Susan Hoschar]   Source: Jackson County Cemeteries pp. 108-109
Hoschar John B. 24 May 1854   [Son of Andrew K. and Susan Hoschar]   Source: Jackson County Cemeteries pp. 108-109
Hoschar Martha A. Rhodes 1868 1957 [Mother of Flora Barr, also buried in this cemetery] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Hoschar Mary S. 13 March 1897       Source: Jackson County Cemeteries pp. 108-109
Hoschar Susanna C.         Source: Jackson County Cemeteries pp. 108-109
Kay Alice Stewart 1858 1912   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Kay Charles M. 1862 1936 "At Rest" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Kay Charles McClellan   21 May 2007 [81 years of age - from his obituary in the Charleston Daily Mail May 23, 2007]   Source: WVCPA research
Kay Clara  1893 1913   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Kay Clyde Eugene 17 July 1928 30 April 1985 "SGT US ARMY KOREA"
"At Rest"
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Kay Della 1881 1889   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Kay Donald Eugene 17 April 1945 4 April 1969 "WEST VIRGINIA A1C 366 SVC SQ AF - AFCM"
"At Rest"
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Kay Elizabeth J. 1856 1921 "Mother" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Kay Halene 21 December 1920 11 October 1979 "At Rest"
"Children Betty Rosalee Ray Donald"
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Kay Harold R. 10 January 1921 26 October 2008 [Son of John R. and Edna Louise Woodall Kay, husband of Halene Kay - from his obituary in the Charleston Daily Mail Oct. 30, 2008]   Source: WVCPA research
Kay James H. 1853 1935 "Father"
[additional photo of Kay Family headstone
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Kay John R. 23 October 1893 3 July 1967   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Kay Phlorius (Dick) 1850 1932   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Kay Ray Richard 2 November 1943 14 September 1998 "In Loving Memory" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Kay Rosa F. 10 September 1868 8 January 1924 "Wife of C.M. Kay"
"Aged 55 Y. 3 M. 28 D."
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Kay William R. 22 June 1923 24 June 2005 "CPL US ARMY WORLD WAR II" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Lathey Cora B. 1879 1956   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Lathey George W. 1878 1945   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Lathey Oris R. 1905 1989 "Father"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"In God We Trust"
"Mother"
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Lathey Lucy H. 1904 1987
Parson Kenneth G. 1875 1911   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Parsons A. Trotter 1859 1944 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Parsons Nora F. 1864 1912
Parsons Annie Lou 15 January 1908 17 May 1995 "Precious Lord Take My Hand" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Parsons Edith 16 January 1888 20 January 1911 "Wife of Everett Parsons" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Parsons James N. 23 May 1890 16 September 1981 "Son" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Parsons John N. 1 March 1831 13 February 1912 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"He Giveth His Beloved Sleep"
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Parsons Nancy A. 15 August 1841 5 November 1916
Parsons Louis F. 1853 1935 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Parsons Sarah F. 1852 1915
Parsons Perry G. 1904 1985 "PVT US ARMY WORLD WAR II" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Parsons William H. 5 September 1854 10 July 1916 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Parsons Leonora M. 26 March 1856 20 October 1912
Robinson Allen 1847 1903 "CO. I 4 W.VA. INF." Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Sayre Connie Ruth 28 September 1950       Source: Jackson County Cemeteries pp. 108-109
Sayre Deloris Ruth 21 July 1931       Source: Jackson County Cemeteries pp. 108-109
Sayre Ichabod (Bird) 2 June 1828 5 January 1913 [Shared stone]
"Father"
"Daughter"
"Son"
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Source: Jackson County Cemeteries pp. 108-109
Sayre Agnes 18 January 1893 14 October 1900
Sayre Marion 30 April 1891 15 May 1936
Sharp Infant Son   10 March 1971 [Brothers - shared stone]
"God Bless Our Baby Boys"
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Sharp Infant Son   23 May 1972
Smith Joseph A.   11 June 1900 "Aged 2Y. 1M. 2_D." Click for photo of tombstone
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Smith Sarah A.   ___ February 1890 "Aged ___ Ys. 8 Ms. 24 Ds."
[Terribly worn inscription - very difficult to read]
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Source: Jackson County Cemeteries pp. 108-109
Stewart George B. 1863 1948 [Shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Stewart Elizabeth 1887 1967
Stone Catherine Doyle 17 May 1861 27 February 1955 "In a land where we never grow old" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Thornton Alfred B. 26 September 1923 6 April 1998   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Thornton Callie 1877 1910 [Shared stone]
Callie, Latha and Rosa
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Thornton Latha 1902 1938
Thornton Rosa 1881 1946
Thornton Henry Calvin 1864 1945 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Thornton Ida Belle 1864 1944
Thornton Infant Son   8 August 1949 "Infant son of Alfred & Hazel Thornton" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Thornton Jesse O. 1886 1964 "Father"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Mother"
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Thornton Mary R. 1889 1968
Thornton Sina Leona 1896 1920 [Dau. of Henry and Ida Thornton] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Thornton W. Woodrow 1913 1921 "Brothers"
[Shared stone]
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Thornton Henry O. 1909 1954
Vandale Jeremiah F. 5 November 1979 24 March 1980 "In Loving Memory" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Williams Blanche 1881 1941 [Sisters - shared stone - daughters of James and Rachel Williams, sisters to Mrs. Mary Alice Robinson, wife of Allen Robinson, buried in this cemetery. Mary Alice Robinson is buried in Belpre, Ohio, per her obituary in the Jackson Herald on Sept. 6, 1940] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Williams Bertha 1877 1947
Williams Charles H. 1861 1925 "Father" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Williams Elmer 26 March 1863 3 January 1930 "Brother"
"Aged 66 Yrs. 10 Ms. 8 Ds."
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Williams Emma 1862 1943 "At Rest" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Williams Flossie A.   24 February 1892 [Dau. of Charles H. and Emma Williams - located between Emma and Charles Williams' graves] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Source: Jackson County Cemeteries pp. 108-109
Williams James A. 17 June 1829 5 November 1895 "Father"
"Age 66 Yr. 4 Mo. 18 Da."
"Co. I 130th Reg. Ind. Vol. Inf. U.S.A."
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Mother"
"His Wife"
"Age 77 Yr. 1 Mo. 9 Da."
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Williams Rachel Clark 30 December 1837 9 February 1914
Williams James H. 1885 1961     Source: Jackson County Cemeteries pp. 108-109
Winters Mrs. George (Madaline) 2 July 1910       Source: Jackson County Cemeteries pp. 108-109
Unidentified Graves or Illegible Markers:
ID_1133 +
ID_1134
      located next to the Kay family graves - diamond shaped marker, illegible in photo Click for photo of tombstone
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ID_1138       located between Joanna Garnes' and Dollie Donahue's graves - illegible metal funeral home marker Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research

 

Comments:

Foster Chapel and Cemetery, Jackson Co., West Virginia

This cemetery is located adjacent to the now abandoned Foster Chapel. The cinderblock church building from the 1960's is still standing, northeast of the location of the original wood church building.  In 1977 the church building and cemetery, being abandoned by the United Methodist Conference due to lack of attendance, were entrusted to three trustees; Oris Lathey, Adrien Parsons and Dorn Grady. We are uncertain as to exactly who is currently maintaining the cemetery in such good stand, though we suspect it is still these three gentlemen and/or their families. 

 
Foster Chapel and Cemetery, Jackson Co., West Virginia

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